“He banged on the door and said his mother and father were dead” — said Jasmine, a 10-year-old girl who lives near the Jamaica house where a man murdered his girlfriend before killing himself.
The bodies were discovered around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, when police responded to a call regarding an unconscious person inside of 122-44 Dillon St. Roxanne Lambert, 41, and Everol Ellington, 32, each had a gunshot wound to the head, the NYPD said. EMS responded and pronounced the victims dead at the scene.
According to Jasmine and her two siblings, who knew the family, Lambert’s 2-year-old son, Kaiden, discovered the bodies and went down to the basement where his 16-year-old brother, RJ, resides and told him what happened.
That’s when RJ ran to his neighbor’s house and banged on the door. Jasmine’s mother called the police. “He was on the floor crying,” Jasmine’s brother, Jordan, said of the teen. “The police were just questioning him, and I think they took him back to the station.”
Lambert’s daughter, Raven, 19, who works at Wendy’s, was not home at the time, Jasmine said. Tanya Brown, who lives across the street from the couple, said Raven arrived at the house while cops were there and became very distraught.
“I heard her screaming and crying,” Brown said. “I guess when she saw the cops, she knew something happened over there.”
Brown said Lambert and Ellington moved into the neighborhood less than a year ago and are natives of the country of Jamaica. She also said she did not hear any fighting prior to the incident.
“Whatever happened, it must have happened in the house. It didn’t happen outside, so nobody really knows what went down,” Brown said. “I didn’t hear anything. That’s what surprised everyone. No one heard anything.”
Brown said when she saw police cars, crime scene tape and an ambulance, she knew it was serious. “It makes me feel very nervous,” she said. “It’s very scary.”